Aug 2, 2017 | World Watch


On her way down to Devon recently for a very necessary weeks’ writing retreat, Rosalind was deeply touched by the music of Rami, a young violin student from Homs in Syria. In the course of an utterly perilous escape from Syria – with his violin(!) – the Lord intervened repeatedly. After many narrow escapes and adventures he was taken in by a family in Germany, where he has been able to make a new home; though he obviously misses family back home in Syria.

When she purchased the CD, she discovered that he is a Christian. Many of you would enjoy the CD he recorded on Decca with the City of Prague orchestra. It combines an Arabic flavour with beautifully arranged western music . . .The Elegy for a lost Nation is heart-tuggingly deep.

You can listen to the whole of this album on Spotify – make an evening of it! – but why not honour this man’s ministry by purchasing a CD for a friend?

See this moving six minute youtube about his escape journey:

If you are really pushed for time there is a two minute precis of it here, but it is good to honour his testimony with the longer version if you can:

Pray for Rami’s future  – may he be a musical missionary for the Lord

And pray for his friends and so many others who are still in the terrible camps that he experienced – or setting out on their journey.


  1. Jane Horsfall

    Very touched and challenged by this young man’s journey and rescue… what a testimony!

  2. Robin Lloyd

    how lovely- to see such perseverance & faith rewarded;his story reminds me of someone`s words ,can`t remember whose:”Gedanken die mit Taubenfussen kommen, lenken die Welt, lenken die Welt…. “

  3. Jane Bisson

    What an amazing story, such courage and such determination. He never gave up faith in the value of his violin and what I’m sure we all hope it will do for his future. May he be richly blessed and used by the Lord.

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